The Otter Tail Central Bulldog wrestling team opened up the season with a split at a triangular held in Battle Lake on Friday, Jan. 15. 

The Bulldogs opened the season with a loss to UNC by a score of 27-46. The Bulldogs had pulled within seven points when UNC closed out with a pair of pins. Then the Bulldogs defeated Pelican Rapids 47-33. This time the Bulldogs were the team to close out with wins at the top. 

The Bulldogs are wrestling without a few key members of their team, which all should be back in the next couple of weeks. With the addition of those wrestlers, the Bulldogs would shore up a couple key weight and create some depth. This depth will help as the season moves on. 

Up next for the Bulldogs will be triangular in Perham on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and a triangular in Breckenridge on Thursday, Jan. 21.  

OTC 27, UNC 46 

106 Elijah Fronning (OTC) defeated by Johnson Forchyce Johnson (UNC) fall :15

113 Christopher Fronning  (OTC) defeated Zach Davidson (UNC) fall 1:44

120 Ryan Despard (OTC) received a forfeit  

126 Xavier Lewis (OTC) defeated by Wyatt Olson (UNC) fall :33

132 Brien Poser (OTC) defeated by Hunter Skaro (UNC) fall 3:34

138 Reid Leebo (OTC) defeated by Ethan Hendrickson  (UNC) 1-3 2overtime 

145 Connor Nelson (OTC) defeated by Dylan Rasmuussen (UNC) fall 1:16

152 Logan Schleske (OTC) defeated by Eion Ness (UNC) 1-10 

160 Jaxon Rich (OTC) defeated Hank Tellers (UNC) 8-1 

170 Brock Hasling (OTC) defeated by Dakota Meech (UNC) fall 4:53 

182 Will Ehlert (OTC) defeated Logan Torma (UNC)  fall 1:25 

195 Tristen Evavold (OTC) received a forfeit 

220 Murphy Despard (OTC) was defeated by Cooper Haspbargen (UNC) 7-8

285 Kale Rich (OTC) was defeated by Marcus Peterson (UNC) fall 2:40 

OTC 47, Pelican Rapids 33

106 Elijah Fronning (OTC) defeated by Danny Salazar (PR) fall 1:20

113 Christopher Fronning  (OTC) defeated by Ted Carlson (PR) fall 4:27

120 Ryan Despard (OTC) defeated by Daniel Diaz (PR) fall 1:45   

126 Xavier Lewis (OTC) defeated by Mark LaPoint (PR) fall :19

132 Brien Poser (OTC) defeated Tommy Thach (PR) fall 2:35 

138 Reid Leebo (OTC) defeated Sebastian Centeno (PR) TF 25-6 

145 Connor Nelson (OTC) defeated by Carter Johnson (PR) 4-11

152 Logan Schleske (OTC) defeated Jake Kapenga (PR) fall 1:58

160 Jaxon Rich (OTC) defeated Kayden Holt (PR) fall :33

170 Brock Hasling (OTC) received a  forfeit  

182 Will Ehlert (OTC) defeated by Johnny Ziebell (PR) fall 4:20 

195 Tristen Evavold (OTC) defeated Jacob Willitd (PR) fall 4:37  

220 Murphy Despard (OTC) defeated Abraham Gonzalez (PR) fall 5:09

285 Kale Rich (OTC) received a forfeit